U.S. Fulbright Grantees in Bulgaria

Academic Year 2018-2019

SCHOLARS
  • Mariya Bobina
    Field of Specialization: Business
    Home Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Host Institution in Bulgaria:Burgas Free University, Burgas
  • Michael Boock
    Field of Specialization:Library Science
    Home Institution: Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: University of Library Science and Information Technologies, Sofia
  • Edward Morgan
    Field of Specialization:Theater
    Home Institution:Freelance Director and Writer, Glendale, NY
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: New Bulgarian University, Sofia
  • Timothy VanSlyke
    Field of Specialization: Language Teaching
    Home Institution:Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Plovdiv
  • Tamara von Albertini Vassileff
    Field of Specialization: Philosophy
    Home Institution:University of Hawaii, Manoa; Honolulu, HI
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia
GRADUATE STUDENTS
  • Christopher Curran
    Field of Specialization:Human Rights
    Project Title:Empowering Members of Disadvantaged Communities
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Trust for Social Achievement, Sofia
  • Aleksej Demjanski
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title:Transnational Diffusion in the Fight Against Corruption: Bulgaria, Romania, and the Balkans
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: New Bulgarian University, Sofia
  • Conor McCadden
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title:A View From Bulgaria: Domestic Policy Implications of the Perceptions of Russia & the West
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia
  • Kathryn Mitchell
    Field of Specialization: Music (Vocal Performance)
    Project Title:Enriching Cross-Cultural Awareness through the Synergy of Bulgarian Folk Song
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Arts, Plovdiv
  • Genevieve Ward
    Field of Specialization:Art History
    Project Title:Religious Syncretism and National Historiography in Bulgarian-Ottoman Architecture
    Host Institution in Bulgaria: American University in Bulgaria, Sofia
ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANTS
  • Azlin Armstrong
    Field of Specialization: English, Advertising, Broadcasting
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kyustendil, Bulgaria
  • Alexa Askari
    Field of Specialization: Political Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Ruse, Bulgaria
  • Molly Bernhard
    Field of Specialization:Political Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Jonah Blumenthal
    Field of Specialization: Neuroscience
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vidin, Bulgaria
  • Thomas Bowman
    Field of Specialization: International Relations, Spanish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Faith Brown
    Field of Specialization: Communications
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Tiana Brownen
    Field of Specialization: Communication, English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vidin, Bulgaria
  • Emily Donlon
    Field of Specialization:English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Shumen, Bulgaria
  • Moira Duffy
    Field of Specialization: Nursing
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Kardzhali, Bulgaria
  • Aidan Flanagan
    Field of Specialization: Biomedical Sciences
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
  • Stephanie Galen
    Field of Specialization: International Economics, French
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Silistra, Bulgaria
  • Stephanie Gusching
    Field of Specialization: Public Policy, Spanish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • Patrick Harchik
    Field of Specialization: Russian, International Studies, Security Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Yambol, Bulgaria
  • Courtney Ibabao
    Field of Specialization: Biochemistry
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Nathan Jacobson
    Field of Specialization: Religion, Sociology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria
  • Samantha Johnson
    Field of Specialization: Environmental Science, Spanish, Political Science
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Smolyan, Bulgaria
  • Savannah Lusk
    Field of Specialization: Exercise Physiology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Haig Manjikian
    Field of Specialization: Russian, Humanities
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Olivia Melodia
    Field of Specialization: Philosophy, Hispanic Studies, Theatre
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
  • Isaac Miller
    Field of Specialization:History, Russian, East European Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria
  • Keana Mirmajlesi
    Field of Specialization: Biomedical Engineering, Psychology
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Tajia Moertle
    Field of Specialization: English Literature
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Thomas Petrino
    Field of Specialization: Political Science, Creative Writing
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dobrich, Bulgaria
  • Jesse Potestas
    Field of Specialization: Global Health
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Panagyurishte, Bulgaria
  • Shauna Ricketts
    Field of Specialization: Sociology, Political Science, Urban Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Pravets, Bulgaria
  • Ian Rush
    Field of Specialization:International Relations, History
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Lovech, Bulgaria
  • Keegan Scott
    Field of Specialization: International Studies, Turkish
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Galabovo, Bulgaria
  • Yuliya Shyrokonis
    Field of Specialization: Psychology, Studio Art
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Burgas, Bulgaria
  • Michael Sowell
    Field of Specialization: English, Secondary Education
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Margaret Sullivan
    Field of Specialization: International Affairs, Gender and Women’s Studies
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Silistra, Bulgaria
  • William Theodorou
    Field of Specialization: English
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Razgrad, Bulgaria
  • Meghan Walters
    Field of Specialization: International Relations, Public Relations
    Project Title: Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Sliven, Bulgaria
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Bulgarian Fulbright Grantees

Academic Year 2018-2019

VISITING SCHOLARS

Prof. Todor Tanev

Field of specialization:  Public Policy                                                                              

Home Institution: Sofia University, Department of Public Policy

Host Institution in the U.S.: Institute for Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Length of Program: 5 months, starting January 2019

 

Assoc. Prof. Georgeta Bocheva

Field of specialization: Pharmacology

Home Institution:  Medical University of Sofia, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Alabama-Birmingham, Department of Dermatology, Birmingham, AL

Length of Program: 5 months, starting August 2018

 

Dr. Sylvia Nikolova

Field of specialization: Public Health

Home Institution: Medical University of Varna, Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare Organization

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Illinois-Chicago, Department of Disability and Human Development, Chicago IL

Length of Program: 5 months, starting September 2018

 

Prof. Konstantin Balachev

Field of specialization: Chemistry

Home Institution: Sofia University “St. Kiliment Ohridsky”, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Host Institution in the U.S.: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting August, 2018

 

Assoc. Prof. Petko Nedyalkov

Field of specialization: Astronomy

Home Institution:  University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Physics

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Washington, Department of Astronomy, Seattle, WA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting October 2019

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maya Cholakova

Field of specialization: Social Work

Home Institution:  South-West University, Department of Medico-Social Sciences

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Central Florida, School of Social Work, Orlando, FL

Length of Program: 3 months, starting January, 2019

 

Dr. Alexander Feodorov

Field of specialization: Philosophy

Home Institution: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Literature

Host Institution in the U.S.: Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN

Length of Program: 3 months, starting January, 2019

 

 Dr. Georgi Marinov

Field of specialization: Military Science     

Home Institution:  National Defence Academy, Department of Logistics

Host Institution in the U.S.: Norwich University,   Peace and War Center, Northfield VT

Length of Program: 3 months, starting August, 2018

 

Assoc. Prof.  Svetla Danova

Field of specialization: Microbiology         

Home Institution:  Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Microbiology

Host Institution in the U.S.: The Midwestern University Institute for Health Innovation, Phoenix, AZ

Length of Program: 3 months, starting August, 2018

 

SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF CIVIL SOCIETY

Prof. Oleg Gochev

Field of specialization: Mural Art      

Home institution: National Academy of Art, Department of Mural Painting

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: San Francisco Arts Commission, Civic Art Collection and Public Art Program, San Francisco, CA

Length of Program: 5 months, starting June, 2018

 

Nikoleta Yoncheva

Field of specialization: Social Work       

Home institution:  Friends of Karin Dom Association

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: University of Oregon, Early Childhood Cares, Eugene, OR

Length of Program: 3 months, starting September, 2018

 

Ivan Vassilev

Field of specialization: Cultural Heritage       

Home institution: Balkan Heritage Foundation

Host Institutions: in the U.S.: Institute for Field Research, Los Angeles, CA

Length of Program: 3 months, starting January, 2019

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Peter Georgiev 

Field of study: Journalism

Home institution:  Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, Department of Journalism; Newcastle University, UK

Pursued degree: MA in Journalism

Host Institution in the U.S.:  University of Missouri-Columbia – Graduate School, MO

Length of Program: 10 months, starting July 2018

 

Konstantin Georgiev

Field of study: Anthropology

Home institution: New Bulgarian University, Sofia

Pursued degree: PhD in Anthropology

Host Institution in the U.S.: Rice University – Graduate School, Houston, TX

Length of Program: 10 months, starting from August 2018

 

Mira Stefanova

Field of study: Business Administration

Home institution: University of Twente, Netherlands

Pursued degree: MSBA in Business Analytics

Host Institution in the U.S.: Emory University – Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, GA

Length of Program: 9 months, starting July 2018

 

 Elitsa Koeva                        Thanks to Scandinavia Award

Field of study: Urban Design

Home institution: University of Tokyo, Japan

Pursued degree: DDes in Design

Host Institution in the U.S.: Harvard University – Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Length of Program: 10 months, starting August 2018

 

Stoyan Madin                      Thanks to Scandinavia Award 

Field of study: Law

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, Department of Law

Pursued degree: LLM in Law

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Texas at Austin – School of Law, TX

Length of Program: 9 months, starting August 2018

NON-DEGREE RESEARCH GRANTS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Delyan Rusev

Field of study:  Ottoman History                                                 

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, Department of History

Host Institution in the U.S.: University of Chicago – Division of the Humanities, Chicago, IL

Length of Program: 6 months, starting October, 2018

 

Iva Nedelcheva

Field of study: Communications                 

Home institution: Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”, Department of Journalism                                 

Host Institution in the U.S.: Pratt Institute – Graduate School, New York, NY

Length of Program: 6 months, starting July, 2018

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